Portland area doctor explains bio-identical hormone restoration therapy
Everybody is unique. This includes hormonal balance. There are three primary hormones in the body, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When there is an imbalance with these hormones, patients may notice changes in the way they feel and function. Hormones can affect not only the reproductive system by controlling sexual function, desire, and menstrual bleeding, but it can have an effect on:
- Memory and concentration
- Anxiety and depression
- Signs of menopause
- Bleeding irregularities during menstrual cycle
- Bloating, irritability, and fatigue
- Weight and metabolism
One of the best ways for patients to check their hormone levels and regulate them is with bio-identical hormone restoration therapy. This treatment is done to help balance the hormone levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone for the best results. While many patients are familiar with HRT (hormone replacement therapy), this method of balancing the hormones has been associated with many side effects including breast cancer, blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, determines the hormone levels through blood tests or salivary tests. The imbalance is determined and treatment is started based on the needs of the patient. There are two types of therapies, traditional BHRT, and pellet BHRT. Your doctor can help you decide which one is best for you. Balancing the hormones can take approximately six weeks, but patients report feeling rejuvenated, more energized, and healthier than ever before! BHRT can help improve your quality of life in as little as one month!
Dr. Maddox of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center may offer BHRT in conjunction with nutritional supplements, vitamins, and lifestyle changes to ensure patients feel their best as soon as possible. Patients say that they have never felt better than they do with BHRT!
If you live in the Portland area and have considered hormone testing and therapy, contact our team today to schedule an initial examination and find out if your body is functioning at its best.